What STILL Hasn’t Reopened in Walt Disney World?

Since Disney World began its phased reopening back in May of 2020 with Disney Springs, a majority of the resort has been able to welcome back guests. Whether it’s in the parks or the resorts, the vast majority of the offerings available at Disney World are currently available!

Main Street, U.S.A.

That said, there are still a number of hotels, restaurants, and attractions that are still closed as of this writing. If you’re heading to Disney World soon and you need to brush up on what’s NOT available, we got you covered!

Resort Hotels

There are several resort hotels still closed at this time. The ones that have yet to reopen at all include Disney’s Port Orleans Resort (both Riverside and French Quarter), Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort,  Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Villas — Jambo House.

Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Lobby

But, it won’t be much longer that these resorts are closed — all six resorts have announced their reopening plans.

©Disney

Keep in mind that all of the resorts are still operating on limited capacity, with certain amenities temporarily unavailable or on limited availability.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Restaurants

There are a surprisingly large amount of restaurants that are still closed in Disney World. The major dining locations that are still closed at open spots (not including hotels that are still closed) are:

In the Parks:

  • Columbia Harbour House (Magic Kingdom) — reopening August 5th
  • The Diamond Horseshoe (Magic Kingdom)
  • Tortuga Tavern (Magic Kingdom)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (EPCOT)
  • Monsieur Paul (EPCOT)
  • Nine Dragons Restaurant (EPCOT)
  • Restaurant Marrakesh (EPCOT)
  • Takumi-Tei (EPCOT)
  • Tokyo Dining (EPCOT)
  • Caravan Road (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Pizzafari (Disney’s Animal Kingdom) — reopening August 2nd
  • Catalina Eddie’s (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Dockside Diner (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Neighborhood Bakery (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Tune-In Lounge (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
Casey’s Corner

In the Resorts:

  • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue (Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort)
  • Victoria & Albert’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa)
  • 1900 Park Fare (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort)
  • Spyglass Grill (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort)
  • Oasis Bar & Grill (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
  • Yachtsman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort) — reopening August 5th
  • Jiko (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Boma (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Cape Town Lounge and Bar (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Victoria Falls Lounge (Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge)
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort)
  • Flying Fish (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • ESPN Club (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • Funnel Cake Cart (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • The To-Go Cart (Disney’s BoardWalk)
  • Toledo (Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort) — reopening August 5th
  • The Turf Club Bar and Grill (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa)
Stitch at ‘Ohana

Rides and Attractions

There are also a few rides, attractions, and even a water park that have remain closed since Disney World reopened. At the top of the list is the Walt Disney World Railroad. This ride has been closed for a VERY long time, not from the COVID closures but rather from the construction happening over in Tomorrowland on TRON Lightcycle Power Run.

Train in Fantasyland Station

And, while Blizzard Beach reopened in March of 2021, we are still awaiting the reopening announcement for Typhoon Lagoon. Currently, Disney had made plans to only open one water park in early 2021, so we will have to keep our eyes peeled for more information from Disney in the coming months.

Typhoon Lagoon

Entertainment

Finally, many of the stage shows and performances (including meet and greets) throughout the Disney Parks have also remained closed since reopening. These include:

  • Finding Nemo the Musical (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Up! A Great Bird Adventure (Disney’s Animal Kingdom)
  • Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage (Disney’s Hollywood Studios) — reopening August 15th
  • Fantasmic! (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (Magic Kingdom) — reopening August 8th
  • Turtle Talk With Crush (EPCOT) — reopening August 21st
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  • Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire (Magic Kingdom)
Festival of the Lion King will RETURN this summer!

We anticipate all of these locations, rides, and shows to reopen at some point, it’s all just a matter of when Disney makes any additional announcements! When that happens, we will fill you in with all the latest reopening information!

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11 Replies to “What STILL Hasn’t Reopened in Walt Disney World?”

  1. I miss Boma! The food and the cast members
    And would do Victoria and Alberts again – as we have learned, just being here is a special celebration!

  2. We were just at MK tonight – the park was open until 9PM but by 7PM there were only snack carts available for food (popcorn, pretzels and churros) This has been going on since their re-opening last summer. I would think that with the reservation system they know how many guests are coming each day and can plan to have more food available – even quick service like Launch Pad and Friar Tuck’s Tots . . . really sad to get to the park and have popcorn for dinner. MK and Disney can and should do better.

  3. We will be there next month and hoped to take a day to walk around some resorts we haven’t stayed in yet, such as Riverside and French Quarter. Though they’re not accepting reservations, are they open to pedestrian traffic? We’d love to take a stroll there to check it out.

  4. I want to hear something about the Laugh Floor. It seems like that would be a relatively easy one to re-hire cast members for since the animation for each show doesn’t change, just the jokes and interaction with the crowd. As a former “that guy”, our family can’t wait for this attraction to re-open!

  5. Hello,
    Any word on the club level rooms? I have a reservation in August at Jambo, but seriously reconsidering now, especially with Boma and Jiko closed as well :/

    1. Hi Theresa, it has! Right now only select DVC rooms are available to book like the other hotels, but can be booked by non-DVC members.